The Oscars tonight!

How did the Academy Awards Start?

The Academy awards are tonight! It’s definitely Ladies’ Night: Glenn Close is up for a seventh time for best actress, and a life time achievement award is a definite possibility, while Lady GaGa is giving her a run for the money for her role opposite Bradley Cooper in the remake of a Hollywood Classic—A Star is Born. Melissa McCarthy, the consummate comedienne, challenges both with her moving portrayal of misanthropic struggling author turned literary forger Lee Israel in Can you ever forgive me?

Some very diverse films are up for best picture, ranging from Black Panther, a popular smash hit based on a comic book with a nearly all black cast, to Bohemian Rhapsody, the epic story of the Uber popular rock group Queen and the multi-talented Freddie Mercury.

ABC will be streaming the broadcast live, online for people logging in with certain online services. To find out how to watch online, click on this link.


Watch Academy Awards – 8:30 pm ET (Red Carpet: 7 pm)

Watch Academy Awards - 8:30 pm ET (Red Carpet: 7 pm)

Tonight’s Academy Awards, hosted once again by late night talk show host and funny man Jimmy Kimmel, should be very entertaining, with La La Land in position for a major sweep of the awards–maybe!

This year online viewing is tricky without a subscription to a cable or online television service. Here are a few options that you may find helpful when trying to view the Academy Awards tonight:

Watch Academy Awards (ABC – need subscription, not available in all markets)


Watch on Hulu – Free Trial for New Subscribers (


Helpful links for watching Oscars on a device in certain locations (

Tips for watching internationally

Oscars – Red Carpet Arrivals